Move over unwieldy books, it is sleek and cool gadgets that have found a permanent space in the education field. It has changed the way people record, store, share, and to a large extent, perceive information. It is not just young and tech savvy students crossing the bridge with enthusiasm, professors and teachers are finding it a great way to communicate, and yes, more importantly being regarded as cool by their students.
A for apple applications!
Apple is to apps what Jenson and Nicholson is to color. When you discuss about educational tools and applications you automatically think about the Apple itunes store. If you love applications, and read the technology section in the morning paper first, you’d feel like a kid in a candy shop with the huge range of applications available. There is almost a new one rolled out every other day!
The best pick of the lot!
The Evernote is one app that is making waves in the academic circuit. The everyday life of a professor or student is filled with seminars, classes, research interviews, field trips and a million activities that make sure that they have a lot on the plate all through the academic year. Evernote is like a personal secretary who doesn’t demand a hike. It helps to take notes, create reminders and to-do-lists.
Paper is the best thing to have happened to students next to Facebook! And they are on it with as much enthusiasm. Diagrams, illustrations, sketches can be stored on the Paper app and it is free. There is nothing more you could ask or need!
Word lens is just what language teachers were waiting for. It translates visual graphics or signage across different languages. It just made dreaded and dry language classes more fun and the learning curve easier to navigate.
iTalk lets you talk!
Recording is one task that can give the most steely of us, the jitters! The iTalk has lessened the fear and trouble of recording by offering features that are extremely user friendly. It’s got fantastic sound quality a smart user interface. It allows users to directly email recordings which means you could just mail across the recording of your history class to your friend.
A sea of change in the learning process
Lectures armed with ppt slides and lectures that can go on for hours and students furiously taking down running notes, has been thankfully replaced by palm sized applications! Important lectures and presentations are recorded using smart apps like iTalk. They recordings are transcribed later on as leafing through notes is a whole lot effortless than listening over an over to a recording.
Transcription services and in particular educational transcription services firms have lightened the load further. It is no longer necessary to type or write out notes, as transcribing them is a trend that has caught on across all campuses.